Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Scott Meaney0
L.A Noire: The Gag Reel
L.A. Noire was promised to be an immersive detective game inspired by L.A. Confidential. By the time it hit shelves, the developers became a bit wrapped up in their expensive yet groundbreaking motion-capture technology. The level of detail in the actors’ faces was shockingly true-to-life, but the story and gameplay experience just couldn’t do it justice. L.A. Noire turned out to be a technically amazing yet emotionally empty L.A. Confidential knock-off.
If only we had some better use for all that amazing face-tech. Something that let a video game character step out of the script and become a living person. Oh wait, here it is. People, I give you “The Only Good Blooper Reel:”
This L.A. Noire gag reel sells photo realistic motion-capture tech much better than the actual game did. It might just let animators climb themselves out of the uncanny valley. Hopefully, a future civilization views this “tongue outtake” as the sum total of 21st Century achievement. Only then will I be completely satisfied.